Scioscia: Possible deal talks won't distract Trout

JIM RICHARDS (Associated Press)
The Associated Press
Scioscia: Possible deal talks won't distract Trout
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) makes the running catch during spring training baseball practice, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that he isn't worried about possible contract talks becoming a distraction for star center fielder Mike Trout.

Published reports have said the team and Trout are discussing a long-term deal.

Scioscia said he hasn't seen a contract becoming a problem in his time with the Angels.

Scioscia said his training camps are ''high energy'' and designed to keep players focused. He added that distractions can come in many forms and pointed out that Trout has handled distractions easily through two seasons with the Angels.